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by John2
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Philip
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: Philip

If there is only one NT Philip (as Ben suspects), then that would simplify things, but I can't find anything by Matthews about it that is viewable online yet.

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by John2
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Philip
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: Philip

Ben's Daughters of Philip thread kicks ass and I want to cite something from it that he wrote: Everybody seems to agree that Philip's daughters were prophetesses. But the number is in dispute. Polycrates mentions only three daughters: two virgins and one who lies in repose in Ephesus. Acts mentions ...
by John2
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Philip
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: Philip

This is just a note for me as I try to untangle the two Philips. Schmidt writes: The apostle Philip figures in several passages in the Gospel of John, but elsewhere only in lists of the twelve; there is no reference to his activities in Acts. There is a second Philip, referred to as a deacon and eva...
by John2
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Philip
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: Philip

This webpage cites "St. Hippolytus' account of the Twelve Apostles and how they died, and his list of the Seventy apostles" ( but which seems to have two Philips ).... Well, remember that Acts distinguishes between two Philips: one being the apostle, the other merely an evangelist. For my money, th...
by John2
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Philip
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: Philip

Thank you Ben and MrMacSon. Much to chew on here.
by John2
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Philip
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: Philip

And now for a little Eisenman. I haven't tried to decipher him in a long time (I gave up after reading only a quarter of The New Testament Code when it came out), but I see that he notes some curious details about the Philip in Josephus: In Vita 46-61, Josephus goes into great detail about this 'Phi...
by John2
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Philip
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: Philip

And it looks like John (in the NT) is the only one who says that Philip was from Bethsaida. Jn. 1:44 and 12:21: Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee ... I guess this would put the tradition in the "Asiatic" camp like Pa...
by John2
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Philip
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Philip

I'm exploring (ever so slowly) the idea that the Philip in the NT could be Philip the son of Jacimus in Josephus. Since I already lean towards the idea that the Saul in Josephus (Ant. 20 and War 2) is Paul, the fact that Josephus mentions people in association with this Saul who have similar names a...
by John2
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Fictional Jesus Synthesis
Replies: 115
Views: 5211

Re: Fictional Jesus Synthesis

So there is no re -clothing, only clothing. The physical body is like a "tent" (v. 1) and is "unclothed" (v. 4), and then it dies and is transformed into a spiritual body, or "clothed." If the old body is transformed, then it no longer exists, right? For example, if it is in a tomb at the moment of...
by John2
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Fictional Jesus Synthesis
Replies: 115
Views: 5211

Re: Fictional Jesus Synthesis

Yeah but so what. The particular version of Paul's letters that were preserved were carefully calibrated (and edited) to support certain orthodox ideas over their heretical opponents. You can hear the layering of edits and different 'takes' throughout chapter 15. Sorry this proves nothing other tha...